The Year We Fell Apart Cover Revealed

Debut author Emily Martin‘s book, The Year We Fell Apart, is hitting shelves in January 2016, and she was able to be a part of the brainstorming process for its cover.

“We were able to work with the fabulous artist, Sarah Dennis… She not only illustrates, but she creates her illustrations through cut paper rather than drawing, which just brought that extra special touch that we wanted for this cover. We knew she could bring the right feel. As a team, thematically, we wanted to emphasize the course of the year and time and the seasons through the cover,” Karina Granda, Simon & Schuster designer, said during an interview with Publishing Crawl.

The novel follows Harper and her relationship with best friend and ex-love Declan. When he returns home for the summer, she has three months to try and pick up the pieces of the past or finally let them go.

“I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the cover completely blew me away. It just felt so special to me, such a perfect representation of my characters and their story,” author Emily Martin said.

The cover utilizes a cool color scheme and depicts the four seasons through artist Sarah Dennis’ signature cut paper illustrations.

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